Joe Biden secured the nomination promising to pick a female running mate.
One female politician stood out among the rest.
But now this career-ending scandal could take down Biden’s top choice for Vice President or doom his campaign.
Political analysts believe Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is a top choice for Biden’s Vice Presidential running mate.
She’s young, attractive, and her position as Governor of the Michigan led many to believe her presence on the ticket could lock in the crucial swing state and deliver their ten Electoral College votes to Democrats in November.
But her ham-fisted authoritarian response to the coronavirus pandemic badly damaged her public image.
And the last straw for Whitmer’s Vice Presidential hopes could be the catastrophic “500 year flood” that swept through Michigan after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed, which led to thousands of Midland residents to lose everything.
Local TV station WDIV Channel 4 in Detroit reported that federal regulators repeatedly flagged one of the dams for safety violations and even revoked a license for hydro-power from the other.
“In 2018, federal officials revoked the hydro power generating license for the dam and gave the regulatory authority to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy,” WDIV4’s Karen Drew reported.
While Governor Whitmer told Michiganders that her administration was considering every option to hold the companies who operate the dams accountable.
“Regarding the dams, the state of Michigan is reviewing every potential legal recourse that we have, because this incredible damage requires that we hold people responsible, and we are pursuing and are going to pursue every line of legal recourse that we can,” Whitmer said.
But WDIV4’s Karen Drew found that since Whitmer took office in 2019, the Governor ignored the problems and may have even been able to prevent the disaster if she’d taken action earlier.
“Local 4 Defender Karen Drew obtained a 2018 inspection document from EGLE, which states the dam’s two concrete spillway showed signs of moderate deterioration but appeared to be stable and functioning normally . . .
“. . . The problems and citations went on and on, but no major action was taken.”
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